Fancy Card and Box Set using Gums and Roses

Hi everyone,
I have a special project to share with you today! It is a set of 8 cards and a box to store them in too. I have used the stunning Gums and Roses Collection by Uniquely Creative. I just love all the beautiful flowers and gorgeous Australian wildlife to fussy cut in this collection. I thoroughly used just had to use it for this slightly larger project.

To create the cards in this project I have followed the steps below:

  • Ink the edges of each card and each cut piece with Pink Petal Ink.
    Adhere one larger cut piece to each prepared card. Foam tape the smaller pieces onto the front of the cards, slightly left of centre.
  • Glue a piece of CHEESECLOTH GAUZE to the front of each card.

To create the box in this project I have followed the steps below:

  • Take an old card board box, I have used one with dimensions 14 x 19 x 6 cm.
  • Cut FULL BLOOM to two 13.5 x 18.5 cm, two 5.5 x 13.5 cm and two 5.5 x 18.5 cm pieces. Cut KAISERCARD TUTU WEAVE CARDSTOCK to the same dimensions as FULL BLOOM. Adhere cut pieces on the inside and outside of the box as desired.
  • Using the same techniques described above, stamp the top of the box and then apply texture paste. Adhere a strip of lace along the top of the box and a strip from EVERYDAY MOMENTS on the bottom.
  • Build a cluster in the centre of the top of the box and the inside of the lid, with fussy cut elements, CREATIVE CUTS and cheesecloth gauze.

If you would like to see the video tutorial I have made for these fancy cards please click here, and for the box please click here.
I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful using the gorgeous roses of the Gums and Roses collection today.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Bright Side of Life using Gums and Roses

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share this layout with you that I have created using the gorgeous Gums and Roses Collection. I love the roses in this collection and they just happened to match perfectly with the outfits of the little girls in my photo!

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Trim strip from Full Bloom and measure a 23 x 23 cm square in the bottom right corner.
  • Measure an additional a 20 x 20 cm square in the bottom right corner and if desired, cut out.
  • Apply Texture Paste through the Roses Mini Designer Stencil from the 20 cm mark out and allow to dry.
  • Trim strip from Rosebud Borders and fussy cut the rose strips. Adhere the strips along the 23 cm lines, from the centre out, and trim excess.

If you would like to see the video tutorial I have made for this layout please click here.
I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful using the gorgeous roses of the Gums and Roses collection today.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Summer Days with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
I hope you have all had good summer capturing memories along the way. I know I certainly have! I have used some of my summer photo’s on this layout that I have created using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys and the Uniqolour Markers. I fell deeply in love with the sunflowers in this collection. They remind we of summers growing up, my mum always had sunflowers growing in the garden. So I have run with a yellow and brown on white theme with this project.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Take an acrylic stamping block and a yellow UNIQOLOUR MARKER, scribble onto the block and then use the water brush to water it down as desired, turn the block over and “stamp” the water colour onto the layout. I have added the watercolour on the inside and outside of my inked semi-circles.
  • Fussy cut the two circle frames from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 05, including removing the centres.
  • Size, cut and adhere photos to centre of the frames.
  • Foam tape framed photo to layout, each inside a semi-circle.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document those memories captured this summer.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

Roxanne Xx

Sunflower Dreams with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
I have documented more of my summer photo’s using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys and the Uniqolour Markers. I fell deeply in love with the sunflower frame of paper 02 and just knew that I had to use for my sunflower filled photos! I have again focused on a yellow and brown theme, with lots of flowers.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Trim strip from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 02.
  • Measure and rule a line 7.7 cm from the left and right side of the page. Fussy cut the flower frame on the inside of these lines. You should have two pieces to adhere to the top layer of your layout later.
  • Trim to 19 x 30.5 KAISERCARD DAFFODIL WEAVE CARDSTOCK and use your favourite punch along the long sides.
  • Ink the edges of the Daffodil piece in KAISERINK PAD – CHESTNUT and using the same ink stamp “you brighten my day” from the CLEAR STAMPS – BOMBAY SUNSET along the inside edge of your punched line.
  • Adhere prepared Daffodil piece to the centre of Paper 02, covering the cut flower frame.
  • Fussy cut the two frames with flower corners from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 06, and including remove the centres.
  • Size, cut and adhere photos to centre of the frames.
  • Foam tape framed photo to the centre of the layout, with a layer of CHEESECLOTH GAUZE in between.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document some of your summer memories.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

Roxanne Xx

Portugal Adventures with Grand Bazaar

Hi fellow crafters,

I was very excited to receive the GRAND BAZAAR collection to work on for this month. As soon as I saw it, I just knew I had the perfect photos to scrap using it! I think this collection is good for many different types of projects, from love photos, to adventures and childhood memories. It also very suitable for Male layouts and all sorts of greetings cards. This collection has many colours which can be used all together in a project or separated to focus on just 2 or 3 colours. I found that my photos suited the more selective type of colours. For example, I have focused on the blue and yellow tones for this layout. I have then further focused on the doors and tiles to compliment my photo and to express my memory of Portugal as you will find many intricate tiles and beautiful doors during an adventure there.

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To create this layout I have followed the steps below:

  1. Take CERAMIC TILES (yellow side), trim to 29.5 x 29.5 cm. Using a CRAFT KNIFE, cut 4 sets of 5 tiles from the middle of the reverse side. Apply TEXTURE PASTE to the yellow side of the page, in the middle of of each side, through the ORNATE DAMASK 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL.
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  2. Use KAISERINK PAD – DENIM to stamp CLEAR STAMP – LATTICE on to the prepared CERAMIC TILES background.
  3. Cut KAISERCARD BLUEBERRY WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 12 x12 inch. Adhere prepared CERAMIC TILES to the middle of the cardstock, leaving the bottom right hand corner free to be folded back. Fold back corner and adhere the tip. Slot one of the 5 tile sets under the folded corner and adhere.
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  4. Take photo with dimensions of 10.2 x14 cm and adhere to a yellow sheet from PAPER PAD – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION with dimension of 11.3 x 15 cm. Foam tape mounted photo onto a blue patterned sheet, also from PAPER PAD – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION, with dimensions of 13 x 16.5 cm. Foam tape to the centre of the layout.
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  5. Cut the blue and yellow doors and patterned sections from DOORWAY – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION and the matching sheets from PAPER PAD – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION. Layer these around the the photo, trimming them if required. Cut down the 3 left over sets of 5 tiles from Step 1 and layer them around the photo.Portugal Adventures With Grand Bazaar 4
  6. Embellish the layout with COLLECTABLES – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTIONSTICKER BOOK – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION,  MINI PAPER BLOOMS – ICEBERG and  CHEESECLOTH GAUZE.
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Happy Crafting!
Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year! And thank you for your support during 2019!
Xx Roxii xX

Journey Cards

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share four cards (15 x 15 cm) that I made with the Kaisercraft Journey Collection. This collection is just so versatile, I love it. I have made two birthday cards and two Bon Voyage Cards using the Paper Pad – Journey CollectionCollectables – Journey Collection and Flourish Pack – Fly Away.

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For this Feminine Birthday Card, I choose the pale pink, maroon and gold script page and the yellow embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection and the yellow lanterns from the  Collectables – Journey Collection. I also used Distress Ink Pad – Aged Mahogany and a stencil to create the main card background and I used the Kaisermist Spray Ink – Gold Shimmer in the middle of the maroon background. To embellish, I used Cheesecloth Gauze,  Flourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Wine.

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For this Male Birthday Card, I choose the blue patterned page, the pale blue page, the little square page and the blue embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection . I inked the middle of the background using the Distressed Dots 6X6 Designer Stencil and a Navy coloured ink. I embellished using the large bike from the Collectables – Journey Collection, Cheesecloth GauzeFlourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Ice Blue.

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For this Bon Voyage Card, I choose the brown patterned page and brown embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection. I also used KaiserInk Pad – Chocolate and a stencil to create the background.  I embellished using the suitcases from the Collectables – Journey Collection, the Cheesecloth GauzeFlourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Yellow.

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For this Bon Voyage Card, I choose the striped page, the pale yellow page and a mix of embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection and the Collectables. I used the Kaisermist Spray Ink – Gold Shimmer in the middle of the  background and embellished with Cheesecloth Gauze,  Flourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Wine.

I hope I have inspired you to attempt some cards with this wonderfully versatile collection. Happy Card Making!

Xx Roxii xX

Create Your Own Dream with Imagine

Hello everyone,

Denise here today with a different collection. I am using the very wonderful and quirky Imagine from Graphic 45.G45-Imagine

I started by using a sheet of Castles In the Air (dotty side) as my background. Next I cut a strip from Imagine and placed down the left hand side.

I decided to add some texture and interest so using a crosses stencil  I added texture paste over the background.

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I used some papers from the 8×8  pad to mat behind my photo.IMG_3451Next, time for some fussy cutting! I cut lots of flowers and leaves out and also some butterflies and items from the Adventure Beckons sheet .

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I coloured over some of the flowers and butterflies with some Gold Mist.

I used three of the little postcards from the Ephemera Pack to tuck in and around the layout.G45-Imagine

Next, I took two strips of the Futuristic Fantasy paper, rolled some of the background up on the top left and bottom right of the layout then added the fantasy strips behind.

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I tucked some Cheesecloth Gauze just under some of the flowers and added some Champagne Rhinestones.

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Finally I went around the edges with a white pen to finish off.

~ Denise ~